Contributing Both to the Industry and to the Incubation Program: Why Not?
A Story of Rezkytadewi Puspita, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Informatics and Computer Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Jakarta
What makes someone a great tech talent? Rezkytadewi Puspita (21) said it’s the eagerness to grow and the courage to be problem solvers. Aspiring to be an exceptional female tech talent, Rezky―that’s what she’s―wanted to be both. She hoped that she could be both a reliable tech talent and an impactful tech innovator.
Determining to pursue these dreams, Rezky signed up for Bangkit 2023 Batch 1. At the end of her Bangkit journey, Rezky had her wish. How come and how did Bangkit help her get closer to her dream? Let’s read Rezky’s whole story!
Rezky’s Passion for Tech
Since she was very young, Rezky had been dreaming about a tech talent. Her fascination with technology grew when she realized that technology is something that can be leveraged to solve human complex problems. It sparked in her whenever she thought about becoming an innovative tech talent who could develop a solution for real-world problems using technology.
Therefore, going to Politeknik Negeri Jakarta, majoring in Informatics and Computer Engineering, was something Rezky decided to pursue after graduating from high school. She became someone willing to learn new things relentlessly because she knew technology was ever-evolving.
Besides that, Rezky’s ambition of becoming a tech professional was also driven by the vast employment opportunities in this field. It aligned with her wish to turn into a well-educated woman with a promising career. To make her dream come true, Rezky decided to join Bangkit 2023 Batch 1.
Embarking on a Journey of Becoming a Reliable Tech Talent
Being introduced to Bangkit by one of her colleagues who asked her to join this program, Rezky finally did her research. She found this program attractive, knowing that Bangkit is initiated by Google and supported by leading tech companies, such as GoTo and Traveloka. The opportunity to take global certification offered by Bangkit for free was also enticing for her.
Ready to one day be a globally competitive talent, Rezky’s journey as the Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 cohort began. She said that she had an enjoyable learning experience because she didn’t only get technical knowledge but also obtained soft skills and professional English training.
“I also saw that in Bangkit, participants could get firsthand knowledge from the expert through various Instructor-Led Training (ILT) sessions. The opportunity to work on capstone projects also piqued my curiosity. Without further consideration, I signed up for this program and picked the Cloud Computing path.”
After almost three months of acquiring the necessary skills to be a reliable tech talent, Rezky’s favorite part of Bangkit came. In the product-based capstone project, she got an opportunity to implement her skills and collaborate with her peers from different learning paths. She teamed up with five of her colleagues to build Mission-E.
Working on an Impactful Capstone Project
With six members from four different universities, Rezky’s team created a platform called Mission-E for the product-based capstone project. This platform connected individuals concerned with climate change issues with engaging carbon offset projects, such as reforestation activities. In this capstone project, Rezky could implement knowledge obtained from courses taken beforehand.
Obstacles sometimes came along Rezky’s way. However, it didn’t hinder her from giving the best in Bangkit and contributing to the team. She believed that challenges could help her grow better. Besides that, Bangkit’s supportive learning environment assisted her in progressing.
After over 900 hours of learning, Rezky officially became a Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 graduate. Her effort to work on Mission-E also yielded results when her team got into the Top 20 Product-Based Capstone Project. Her team deserved an IDR 140,000,000 (USD 8,963) incubation fund from Google and Indonesia's Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.
Although Rezky succeeded in being an impactful tech talent by developing Mission-E with her peers, she still wanted to gain more experience in working in the industry. Therefore, she sought an intern position afterward.
Enriching Experience Both in the Industry and the Incubation Program
While participating in the Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Incubation Program, Rezky applied for the Network Intern position at Telkom Indonesia. During the recruitment process, she demonstrated her learning experience in Bangkit and how the incubation program helped her thrive. Rezky’s hard work paid off when she was finally hired.
As a Network Intern, Rezky was part of the Department of Network Area & Information Systems. She was responsible for maintaining, assessing, and troubleshooting twelve automatic switching centers called STO in West Jakarta.
Enriching her experience in the industry and the incubation program, Rezky believed that she could be anything she wanted, either a tech expert in the industry or a tech innovator on the incubation team. She wished her fellow female tech talent could foster her passion for learning and pursue their dream no matter how high it is.
“Time management skills taught in Bangkit greatly helped me do my job when I had to simultaneously monitor twelve automatic switching centers. Furthermore, the critical thinking and problem-solving session also contributed to my understanding of identifying and analyzing problems and developing the solution in any professional occasion.”
“Working in the industry is one of my goals, but innovating in technology is my true calling.” Rezky closed the interview session by wishing her project, E-Mission, to thrive and have a significant impact on a large number of people.